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but passing close to nantucket and keep cod. scott broom is in ocean city, maryland but we begin with bruce leshan. >> we have at virginia beach standing between two hotels, the berkeley towers and the spring hill suites. if you stand in this wind tunnel the ocean is back there it looks significant. we have the wind gauge up and you can see it is 28-point -- 26.2 miles an hour for the biggest gusts we are seeing here but little rain. i stuck a glass out here about a half hour ago and there's just a little credible of water in there. not much at all. if you walk to atlantic avenue, we can see that so far here in virginia beach, earl is no king. he is no prince. he's not even a duke. at this point he seems he's a bit of a pauper. come out and look at atlantic avenue, and you can see the lights are on. there are a few people out. there are a lot of storm chaser types that love to come out and check it out. but at this point a lot of them are feeling a little disappointed. this has been an economic hit for this community. a lot of tourists, thousands and thousand of them packed up early, took o
spots that you should avoid coming up after the break, scott? >>> i'm scott broom in landover. just look at the incredible number of the campaign signs and the candidates here in prince george's county. if is overwhelming to voters. when we come back, i'll try to help you sort some of it out. another beautiful day. another sunny day. not as hot as yesterday. here is the almanac. you can always access this on our website, wusa9.com. 81 and 65 goes in the weeks. averages are now on the button. 81 and 64. we'll come pack and we'll talk about the -- we'll come back and talk about the weekend and whether or not they will be playing in the rain or the slight conditions. stay tuned. i think it's greatove about how they put politicss union? above my child's education. it's cool how the union makes it almost impossible to fire bad teachers. it's impressive how my dues money supports politicians i don't even like. dc's teachers union has failed our kids, played politics, and now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block recent progress. find out more at teachersunionexposed.com/dc. thanks, teacher
virginia. and in is approaching the delmarva. bruce leshan and virginia beach, scott broom in ocean city they will feel this pick up the next few hours. go to live doppler 9000 hd pause we are watching this east of richmond and also in southern maryland. a little shower active between leonardtown and st. mary's city on the northern neck. bill in newland said it one doing anything. and we will see some light sprinkles or drizzle. heavier showers in to virginia and they may just brush extreme southern maryland an across the bay in to the eastern shore. as far as the winds, we are looking at them from last night during the overnight. they start to pick up at midnight. 24 virginia beach. not bad here in the delmarva. overnight they started to pick up. even ocean city is feeling the winds gusting over 20 miles an hour and wallops island is gusting to 26 miles an hour. earl on the latest advisory, winds 105 miles an hour. starting to pick up northeast at 18 miles an hour. as it weakens it will be a category two storm this afternoon. passing our beaches, 150-miles to the east and then heads to
broom has the latest on preparations that are occurring there. scott, what can you tell us? >> i'm outside of the emergency operations center in ocean city where there is a 1:00 briefing of officials. they are on the same page as governor o'malley. you can feel a little humidity building and a little breeze coming in from the east. that's a hint of the tropics and aahing of what's to come. as i said earlier, ocean city officials had talked to us and barring any big changes in the forecast, evacuations are not under consideration right now. this surf now beginning to turn a little rougher on maryland and delaware beaches. the only sign earl is coming. >> we are within the tropical storm force wind field. >> city leaders were told earl will lakely pass 200 miles out to see. the affects here are likely to include tropical storm force wind, one to two inches of rain, rough surf an minor street flooding. >> at this point we don't have any consideration for evacuation at all. >> reporter: if the forecast holds, the mayor says at worst visitors should be prepared to adjust travel times
it will be up to, past parallel of maine. looks like it is getting nicer in ocean city. scott broom is on the boardwalk there. tell us about what happened and what is going on now. >> topper, just like you predicted, we wasn't from stormy conditions to a beautiful afternoon in a very short period of time. although earlier today, at the peak of the storm, there were a few dramatic moments for people on the beach and for buys with the u.s. coast guard. but as earl is on the way out of here, on the spot where we are standing here, it was the sea wall that saved the boardwalk. where there used to be peach, hurricane-tossed oceans slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. >> i love it. doesn't bother me a bit. >> reporter: because has hard for the beach patrol which is on duty to keep people off of flooded beaches. >> we don't want people out there because they can be knocked down and swept away. >> reporter: the surf measured ten to 12 feet high. for a perspective, the coast guard sent out boats to patrol an the master chief on the mission brought this video back. they trained for tro
of the storm. our team coverage begins with scott broom in ocean city, maryland. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland, where they do not anticipate any evacuations. they believe here it will stay more than 200 miles off shore. >> we don't have any consideration for evacuation at all. >> reporter: if the forecast holds, the mayor said at worst visitors should be prepared to adjust travel times friday, but otherwise not cancel plans. >> hopefully this is nothing more than an extra size. >> gee thougho bold is the city manager. >> wait until the storm passes. so use prudent and common sense judgment and we'll get through this together and you'll be able to enjoy the beaches come saturday. >> we may restrict where you can go, how far out you can go in the surf, depending upon the riptides, maybe restricted to just up to your knees only, but i think you're safe to travel and enjoy the ocean city beach this weekend. >> reporter: that's the situation here in ocean city. let's go to bruce leshan who is farther south in virginia. >>> i'm bruce leshan live in virginia beach. what do you
to be sandbags given away in alexandria. let me throw it to scott broom, my colleague in annapolis. >> hey, bruce. you just talked about sandbags and here in annapolis at the city dock they have a pallet loaded of sandbags. this is a big trailer. some of the local merchants have grown used to stacking up sandbags and a high water sign here. this is a normal thing for annapolis as they anticipate the high tides. but what is not normal here is a new anxiety, an old dam near town which has been declared unsafe and the question is how much rain can it take. >> this is where i believe about 270 feet from end to end. >> reporter: annapolis city spokesman phil gallan gave me a tour of the water works dam today, suffering from eroding foundations and gaping cracks. >> that's an indicator of our need to make the repair. this is certainly evidence of that. >> reporter: because of all this, the dam has been declared unsafe by state regulators who have ordered the city to fix it. in the meantime flood watches have gone up and city workers have been opening valves to draw the water works reservoir down in ant
hazards. scott broom listened to the issues and visited the fields. >> synthetic turf fields like this are a joy to play on and way cheaper to maintain than grass but they are a concern concerned about toxic contamination. here's one reason they are great to play on crumbled rubber between the fibers that redust duces impact when players hit the ground. i comes from shredded car tears and contains some potentially toxic materials such as lead and arsenic. the concern dates back to 2007 when a number of aging fields in new jersey and new york were taken out of commission because of the presence of lead. since then, the consumer product safety commission has determined that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead on these fields but that has not put an end to the questions. in montgomery county, fields have been installed at three school, most recently walter johnson in bethesda. this week the western montgomery county citizens board asked the county to investigate the safety, health, environmental and financial impacts of artificial turf with a careful review of any su
covering the storm. our scott broom is in ocean city, maryland where the affects of the storm are being felt, but first bruce leshan is kicking off the coverage live in virginia beach. earlier you were seeing more winds and rain. what are you seeing now. >> still fairly light rain. although i'm getting slapped in the face a little bit and the wind is gusting up to maybe, 15 to 17 miles an hour. you can see the beechcrafts around me blowing good. there are all sorts of signs that say earl doesn't swirl here and so far he is well off the coast. i don't know how familiar you are with the geography but the outer banks stick pretty far east in to the ocean and we recede to the west and earl should remain 150 miles off the coast. look at video we shot a few minutes ago. this is the scene along atlantic avenue and the boardwalk in virginia beach. you can see the wind is blowing pretty good, but not much more than you would get in a decent regular storm, nonhurricane kind of storm in the summer. there are a lot of storm chases who come out. we saw people on the beach at 4:00 in the morning look
coming up. we have scott broom in ocean city with concerns there. hey, scott. >> good evening. great job keeping up with the developments in silver spring. while all of that was going on, we had headlines in ocean city, the headline is that ocean city is not considering any evacuation plan at this point. only thing we heard from the official on the delmarva coast said to watch the situation and adjust your travel plans for friday. but the beach will be open for business on saturday. >> we are within the tropical storm-force wind field. >> reporter: the storm briefing today emergency managers and city leaders were told earl will likely pass more than 200 miles out to sea. at this point we don't have any consideration for evacuation at all. if the forecast colds, the mayor says at worst visitors should adjust travel times friday but otherwise not cancel plans. >> hopefully this is nothing more than an exercise. >> you don't want to drive during a storm. consider delaying your coming to ocean city. wait until the storm passes. use prudent and common sense judgment and we'll all get through
, and that's where scott broome joins us. scott, just how bad are things where you are today? >> reporter: well, just a lot of rain fall here. i was looking at the computer at the naval air station south of us. 8 1/2 inches of rain. i'm in the chesapeake ranch estates here in lusby. take a look at this house behind me here. a mud slide. this front yard got so saturated with water, the yard literally slid under the foundation of this house, completely took out the foundation. this house has been condemned. completely unlivable with mud and water in the basement. just one example of the woes here in calvert county and further north in annapolis. a really miserable day with flooding. >> 10:00 a.m., high tide in annapolis. waterfront merchants scrambling to sandbag their store fronts in a miserable pounding rain. >> my basement is flooding because of all the heavy rain coming in from my neighbor's lots. >> but at the unfortunately named storm brothers ice cream factory, the battle was lost. when raw sewage began bubbling up from drains and water began cascading in, reid tried to fight back
five minutes apart. our scott broome spoke with one of the victims today. he joins us live from college park. scott, is there a feeling this is starting to escalate? >> with the gun being pointed at people last night, that's exactly what is happening. this happens north of campus that runs a couple blocks off campus to the north. two robberies in the space of just a few minutes and in both instances last night, the victims had guns pointed at their heads. >> incidents represent a brazen escalation. the series of at least four off campus robberies that plagued the neighborhoods around the university since students returned. last night's victims included a terrified post graduate faculty assistant and his wife from china. the couple talked with me on the agreement they would not be identified. > one of the men put a gun on my head. >> this is almost -- so many robberies have happened so they should do something. >> the couple were attacked at about 10:30 last night. that was about ten minutes after another group of students was robbed along the hiker biker trail about a block away. bot
carolina. >> and we have live team coverage tonight. scott broom is in ocean city maryland. >> still a very dangerous storm, it's no longer a category 4. this is nothing to sneeze about. let's show you the satellite picture, you can see the eyes forming begin. winds are down to 1:15. down from the 2:00 advisory, in from the 11:00 a.m. advisory as well. we have hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings in effect, even for our coast which is sort of unusual. the way this year is shaping up, reminds me a lot of 2003, when we had just about everything. let's talk about earl. here we go. 5:00 p.m. advisory, category three. by about 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, notice a little further offshore. we were talking about this earlier. inching further eastward. by 2:00 friday, it's past parallel, ocean city. the beaches will be improving weather-wise. the surf may still be rough through saturday. 2:00 on saturday, this thing is hauling. winds are down to 60 miles per hour. eventually up into the north atlantic. hurricane warning in effect for much of the coast and carolina. tropical storm w
on 9 news at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 and well into the evening. live in ocean city, scott broom, 9 news now. >> thank you, scott. get the latest on our website at wusa9.com. >>> as earl makes its way towards the carolina coast, there is concern about the storm's impact. philip jones of our sister station wfmy is live in nagshead and he is getting a sense of how people are preparing for the storm and why some residents are being told to leave. philip? >> reporter: yes, good afternoon, jaycee. we're in nagshead on the outer banks but to the south, mandatory evacuation notices have been posted, beginning at 5:00 a.m. tourists in hyde county on ocracoke island, only accessible by ferry, were told they had to leave and began leaving this morning. a couple hours later this morning around 9:00, a mandatory evacuation notice was issue in their county for at the terrace island. visitors said they had to leave as well and a lot is over concerns about flooding on highway 12. north of those orders, no evacuations are in place and everything is then stride stride, despite the fact a major hurrica
spending in 2011. scott broom in the news room live, back to you. >> scott, thank you. >>> elias abuelazam was hit with more charges in michigan. he's suspected of a series of stabbings in virginia, ohio and michigan. today prosecutors in flaunt have charged him with murder and assaults. these new charges are in addition to the attempted murder charges he's also facing in michigan. >> we have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this occurred and the defendant is the person responsible. we'll get there. we're being careful, methodical. i have a tremendous team of law enforcement working with us and i'm confident we'll be able to be successful. >> abuelazam pled not guilty today. >>> we have the condition of a doctor shot at hopkins last week. orthopedic surgeon david cohen is in good condition and continues to improve. he was shot by the son of an elderly patient being treated at the hospital last thursday. police say the gunman, 50-year- old paul warren pardus became distraught after being told about his mother's condition and he shot and killed his mother and then himself. >>> the onl
the drought watch issued for the washington region. today scott broom decided to see just how bad it is out there. he headed off to point of rock maryland and took a little rock. >> well, here i am, dead in the middle of the potomac river. that's virginia virginia on that side, point of rocks, maryland on that side. it is barely cast deep right here. now, this is still enough water to continue supplying our needs downstream in the washington area, but it's not nearly as much water as usual. >> another dramatic impact, crop damage. governors in both maryland and virginia are applying for federal disaster aid to help the farmers cover the cost of their losses. >> nothing like seeing them walking out there. >> it scares me, because someone will do something where they shouldn't do it. keep that in mind. the water is low, but there's a lot more in the reservoir they can release. so that's what's bad. >> so we need some rain. >> we need some rain. wish we had more to offer. we'll talk about that. got a couple of e-mails tonight about this tie. this is an official redskins tie did you know that?
coverage. bruce leshan is live in virginia beach. scott broom is live in ocean city where the wind anne and rain are picking up and of course howard is tracking the storm from the weather center. let's start with howard. >> the storm is staying off shore and weakening wind down to 85 miles an hour. the back edge of the rain is raining across anne arundel, eastern charles and st. mary's and calvert county but it will wind down shortly. the clouds have been back toward us keeping the temperatures at bay. in the low 80s. go to the radar and zoom in a little bit and you can see how the storm is moving in. it is almost even with cbs hictague here. i put the winds down with the radar. we will go to my night an you can see the storm had big winds. as we went through overnight they had more gusts. norfolk gusts of 28. through now, winds 32 hatteras, 22 norfolk. 28 ocean city. the winds mainly off shore. in fact this buoy here, north winds gusting to 38. that is east of fenwick island. that is where the heart of the heaviest winds are. still in ocean city with winds of 28 miles an hour and big w
the neighborhood. a possible trail where the suspect traveled. >>> i'm scott broome where candidates tried to undue the damage done by a fraudulent handout in flier that a judge is now ordered off the street. the judge martin jr. declared the fake district 26 sample ballots fraudulent and legally noncompliant campaign material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of sup
to be held accountable for her terribly vile actions. >> i'm scott broome in silver spring where there's a tragedy earlier today. a 1 1/2-year-old boy managed to get himself tangled in the cords of window shades. and he did not survive. >> it appears to be a tragic accident. they found the little boy tangled up in the drapery cord in the bedroom where his bed is. >> the baby got tangled inside of it. we don't know how, because we weren't there. detectives are here, it's crazy. >> the initial information that we have is that they had put him down for a nap and somehow he gotten out of his crib and was playing with the cord and some how got caught up into it. they immediately began cpr on him and they felt that the situation was so urgent that they took the child to a local hospital without waiting for fire rescue to arrive. >> one day after that murder suicide at baltimore's johns hopkins hospital, we took a closer look at security inside our own local hospitals. turns out there are no metal detectors at the howard university hospitals, however, there are 33 security guards manning
youngs do not think the same. in frederick, scott broom, 9news now. >> ron young first took office in 1974, back then, his sons were 7 and 3. this year's rock and roll hall of fame inductee list. the list came out today. they join donna summer, l. l. cool j, the beastie boys, also on the ballot, the man behind the hit disco song ain't going to bump no more. the list will be announced in december. >> is that hall of fame material? >> that really was a song. >> i believe you. >> all right. >> prepare tonight, prepare tomorrow. >> a deluge? >> it's coming, it's going to affect the entire metro area, not like yesterday, this is coming for everyone. here's your forecast first, next three days, okay tomorrow, clouds roll in, cooler, 84 today, 74 tomorrow. rain, showers, thunderstorms develop late tomorrow night and most of thursday. flooding is possible. probably change this to likely. in addition to heavy rain, we could see severe weather. by friday, we're in good shape, great night for high school football. tomorrow morning we'll break it down. probably need sunglasses in the early mor
begin with scott broom. >> reporter: the hurricane watch is up and officials here are preparing for tropical storm conditions. crews in ocean city put up fencing to prevent the sand burying parking lots and the boardwalk. signs and sandbags are out at spots likely to flood. some boat owners are playing it better safe than sorry. >> i think you'll see flooding downtown in the low-lying areas. we'll seitems blowing around, things that don't get secured, things as a result of the 40-50 mile-per-hour winds but we don't think we'll see anything dramatic. the time of the storm hitting ocean city is good. it's coming in in the early morning hours and in the afternoon it will give us a time to clean up and get ready for the rest of the weekend. >> reporter: now down to my colleague bruce leshan in virginia beach. >> the storm chasers may be disappointing that the storm is tracking farther out to sea and weakening, but there are people here at virginia beach who are happy. see back there the scaffolding, the port-o-potties, for the american music festival. and take a look. gloria gainer.
of more brushfires and water restrictions if things get worse. scott broom found dramatic effects of our dry weather in loudoun county, virginia. >> no, this isn't very high and we have some shorter than this. >> reporter: this is the sweet corn john tried to grow this year. it didn't work out at all. >> it is more than dramatic. it represents a substantial loss of revenue. >> reporter: governors of virginia and maryland are in the process of applying for federal disaster aid because of widespread damage like this. and here's another place where the drought is having dramatic effects. >> this is the potomac river at point of rocks, maryland. on that side is virginia. over here is maryland. i'm going to keep walking. nowing remember, as i keep walking out in the river, that this is the water supply for 90 to 95% of the washington region. well, here i am. dead in the middle of the potomac river. that's virginia on that side. point of rocks, maryland on that side. it is barely calf deep right here. now, this is still enough water to keep to supply our needs in the washington area but it is
in the robberies near the university of maryland. >>> i'm scott broom in college park where suspects caught on tape using stolen credit cards may be the first big break in putting an end to a series of armed robberies, targeting students at the university of maryland. >> you're looking at surveillance video of chernor jah, a man arrested for a armed street robbery near the university of maryland. it shows him in a silver spring convenience store using a credit card stolen in the robbery. police say they turned up more evidence in a search of his home. it's the possible break police have been hoping for. after a es
for a spectacular week. >> i'm scott broom in ocean city, maryland. the sun is already out for the holiday weekend but the precautions were worth the effort hurricane tossed oceans slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look out there. >> rough, very rough. >> reporter: but a hazard for the beach patrol, which is on duty to keep people off of flooded beaches. >> they call everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they could get swept away or something. >> ed today the good news is the ocean doesn't look inviting an people will stay out tomorrow is what we are worried about. the water will be treacherous. >> reporter: as for wind an rain not much of that but just enough to make laura's day. >> reporter: that umbrella looks really flimsy. >> it is. i'm surprised it is standing up so far with this wind. there it goes again. >> reporter: so sorry. >> she needs a new one. as we told you earl is making his way farther north tonight weakening as it get goes but going quickly and appears to be setting sights on cape cod. randall pinkston is in chatham where folks are trying to get r
that has the university community on edge. scott broom filed this report, where he talked to one of the victims of those attacks. >> reporter: a terrified post-graduate faculty assistant and his wife don't want to be identified. >> so many robberies have happened. they should do something. >> reporter: they were held up at gunpoint while walking down ivanhoe street by two men they never got a good look at. what happened here was the second of two armed robberies in the space of 10 minutes. another group was robbed at gunpoint along the hiker biker path about a block away. both incidents four blocks from the university campus. university police and neighbors called pointing guns at victims' head a serious escalation of crime that occurred. >> lot of people are new here. >> this brings a different level of where we're having guns and that's something that is, as i said, quite shocking. >> while prince george's county police investigate the robberies, campus police are joined into crime prevention campaign targeted at new students not familiar with college park. >>> meanwhile, there
as the early voting comes to an end in maryland. >> i'm scott broom in an early voting location where there is a record number of candidates and voters are overwhelmed by all the people and signs. >> reporter: so much is up for grabs. county executive, jack johnson and glen ivy are both stepping aside, for instance, leaving many officers open and others trying to move on. and the big race is for the county executives. the top two contenders, out of five, are former state delegate, rusher, and baker, and the current sheriff, michael jackson. >> ane
hazards. scott broom looked in to the issue and visited the field. >> they are a joy to play on and way cheaper to maintain than grass but are a concern for some people concerned about health and toxic contamination. here's one reason. turf fields are great to play on because there is a hidden layer of rubble that reduces impact when players hit the ground. it comes from shredded car tires and contains some potentially toxic materials such as lead and arsenic. the concern about this dates back to 2007 when a number of aging fields in new jersey and new york were taken out of commission because of the presence of lead. since then, the consumer product safety commission has determined that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead on these fields. but that has not put an end to the questions. in montgomery county, fields have been installed at three schools, most recently walter johnson in bethesda. this week, the western montgomery county citizens advisory board asked the county to investigate the safety, health, environmental and financial impacts of artificial turf, with a c
miles north of the beltway. scott broom reports, even though the opening was three days early an announced 12 hours ahead of time a big crowd was there. >> reporter: what's remarkable about this is how quickly it happened and how many showed up on short notice when the doors here in per i haveville opened at 8:00 this morning. >> i hope you are ready to have a bunch of fun. >> reporter: the $97 million casino in perryville. >> my husband got me 0 out of bed and said let's take a ride. >> reporter: an unexpected opening announced on the late evening news turned out thousands a few hours lair. among them 92-year-old thelma adams who wore what she called her magic hat for good luck. >> i put an abracadabra on the place. i'm going to win. win big! >> general manager is in charge of a 34,000 square foot gaming floor and 1500 video gambling machines owned by the state of maryland but operated by penn national gaming for a 33% cut of the take. >> minute we opened the doors at 8:00, customers started to file in and steady build all day. it tells you people have been waiting for a casi
off campus robberies. scott broom is in college park with moments caught on tape that led to the arrest. >> reporter: you're looking at surveillance video of 19-year- old childreno jar who has been arrested and charged with an armed street robbery near the university of maryland. he was shown allegedly using a credit card stolen in the robbery. police say they turned up more evidence in a search of his home. it's the possible break police have been hoping for after a series of at least five similar off-campus robbers that have grown as students flock to the university. >> he put the gun to my head. >> reporter: these men were held up by a pair of gunman ten minutes after a similar robbery. >> give me your wallet or i'll shoot you. >> reporter: police have two other videos showing other possible suspects who were with jaw making transactions with stolen credit cards. and there is this still photo of two other men making a transaction at a convenience store in landover, also allegedly with stolen credit cards. >> i hope it doesn't happen to me. >> reporter: students are on e
happened. >> i'm scott broome in capital heights where a big fight broke out and involved the mother of one student. a mother who had come to the school to settle a score after her daughter allegedly had been attacked. >> it was this crazy. >> it escalated from earlier. > students described a melee just before noon today. >> it was -- >> one adult or several? >> it was several adults. >> where did they come from? who were they? >> i'm not sure. it came out of the blue. two girls were fighting and apparently came up to the school. >> a girl walked into the door and hit somebody with a shoe. >> a large number of officers from both the prince georges county sheriff's department and police department responded to the incident and took control according to a police spokesman. there were at least ten arrests. >> there were a lot of people fighting. >> there were no serious injuries and no weapons involved, according to school officials. the school spent the rest of the day on lockdown and the day ended peacefully. in capital heights, scott broome, 9news now. >> the sheriff's d
, but as our scott broom learned a vote for one is not a vote for all. >> reporter: meet ron young, a long-serving former frederick mayor. he's running for state senate for the first time. their son blaine young running to continue as county commissioner and that's his brother brad, he's running for the school board. oh, and ron's wife karen is on the city board. a political dynasty to take over the county you asked. >> i asked whether or not he put one of these on his vehicle. >> reporter: not quite. >> absolutely not. >> reporter: like oil and water. >> have always told people i love and respect my father but we do not share the same philosophies. >> reporter: blaine is a conservative tea partyer. >> and i think for myself. >> reporter: dad is a moderate democrat and brad's school board election is nonpartisan so he is in the middle. >> people ask do you agree with your dad all the time and the answer is no and do i agree with blaine all the time, the answer is no. >> he has a cut out of sarah palin watching over him and keeps a .357 magnum in his safe. >> i think carrying guns ought to
by the council of governments. scoot scott broom found dramatic effects of our dry weather in louden county, virginia. >> this isn't high and we have shorter than this. >> in the sweet corn john tried to grow this year. it didn't work out at all. it is more than dramatic. it represents a substantial loss of re knew. >> reporter: governors of virginia and maryland are in the pros of aplaying for federal disaster aid because of widespread damage like this. and here's another place where the drought is having dramatic effects. >> this is the potomac river at point of rocks maryland. on that side is virginia. over here is maryland. i'm going to keep walking. now, remember, as i keep walking out in the river, that this is the water supply for 90 to 95% of the washington region. well, here i am. dead in the middle of the potomac river. that's virginia on this side. point of rocks, maryland on that side. it is barely calf deep right here. this is enough water to supply our needs downstream in the washington area but not nearly as much water as usual. >> see what i can get. >> reporter: eric came d
are already showing up at the polls for early voting. scott broome live with new reaction today from candidates who are fighting the fraud. scott. >> well, i'm confused just holding these two mailers. here is the authorized one from the district 26 team, democratic candidate. here is the one that the judges declared fraudulent. do they look similar? yeah, they do, except this one has a whole list of candidates endorsed that this one doesn't. it was the first day of campaigning after judge lenzel martin jr. declared the fake district 26 sample ballots fraudulent and legally compliant and ordered that no material should be distributed by mail in person or otherwise. but by now, the fraudulent sample ballots are nearly everywhere and some voters are angry. >> not confident in their abilities to win. so they turn to other means that are not quite on the up and up. >> where is the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony ♪ muse suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. and on top of that, it shows him recommending a vote for his opponent. >> when you have to
and ocean city. we're going to start with scott broom live in o.c. scott. >> reporter: nice to talk to you tonight, they are now prepared here in ocean city with -- for what they foresee to be tropical storm conditions starting overnight tonight and into about the middle of the day tomorrow. the big news on the beach today is that they have restricted swimmers going in the water because of the heavy surf. rough surf and the danger of rip occurens has caused life guards to declare the water off limits. surfers except the as earl approaches. >> in the next 24 hour it's will get crazy. >> the beach will now be closed per se. there are restrictions for entry into the water. >> reporter: crews put up fencing to prevent drifting sand from burying parking lots and boardwalks. at marinas some boat owners pulled their craft out of the water. question for visitors is should they stay or go? >> i i'ming it's a really -- i'm thinking it's a really big storm and i kind of want to go home. >> i'm staying until tomorrow. i don't know when we're leaving. we want to see how long we can hang in there. >> re
and that will continue tonight as you forecast. >> all right, scott broome, thank you. reporting live. we'll come back in a couple minutes and talk about the next round, because we aren't done yet. lesley, back to you. > roads are closed tonight due to all that high water. including this part of the creek parkway near piney branch road in the takoma park, silver spring area. and sections of beach drive and montgomery county and rock creek parkway in the district are also closed. >>> if you have a flight out of any of our area airports, be advised. call ahead. the storm is causing cancellations and delays up and down the east coast. and u.s. airways announced today, if you want to change flights, you won't have to pay any penalty fees. applying to flights to new york city, philadelphia, and boston. >>> we have a lull in the rain and the lull in the rush hour traffic? >> it's only going to get heavier. drivers are dealing with all sorts of problems from flooding to debris on the roads. use extra caution. that is definitely good. volume is building here. 395 southbound, jam up pretty good from washingto
for dessert. >>> scott broom reports that prosecutors have dna linking weapons that killed trooper wesley brown. >> reporter: dna is now part of this cop killer case and opens the door to the possibility that the accused trigger man may face the death penalty. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brown june 11th outside of an appleby's restaurant in suitland where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. glenn ivey said the death penalty has not been ruled out in the trooper brown murder. >> that will help to determine what we can do on that front here. >> reporter: the suspect, cyril williams, was seen in security video being ejected by brown at the restaurant. and he returned with an acquaintance with a pistol and gun downed the moonlightin
, they are much higher than for the other groups. new at 5:30, scott broom, talking to the researchers and the bikers today with some insight as to what is maybe going on. >> reporter: the new study from the john hopkins school of medicine finds that motorcyclists are one and a half times more likely to die on accidents on the road, even though that they are 33% more likely to wear the helmets. >> and i saw that tearing me like that blow. >> reporter: to a little insider of this. some african american riders pointed me to videos on youtube, showing shocking stunts and wild speeds, featuring largely african american riders. hollywood has cashed in on this week's movies like this one, called biker boys. featuring african american motor club. >> this is a cultural thing. >> reporter: riders say that african americans are a big part of the market for the super bikes like these. bikes that could hit speeds well over $150 miles per hour right off the showroom floor. >> have you ever seen that movie rough ryder and stuff like that, everyone wants to be one. >> that does raise more questions t
the university of maryland has a campus on edge. >> i'm scott broome in college park where a crime spree continues. two brazen armed robberies in the last 24 hours raising anxiety about crime here to new heights. >> incidents represent a brazen escalation. a series of at least four offcampus robberies that plagued the neighborhoods around the university since students returned. last night's victims included a terrified post graduate faculty assistant and his wife from china. the couple talked with me on the agreement they would not be identified. >> the word on the street and the man put a gun on my head. >> this is st
are making sure that this kind of stuff is secure too. >>> i'm scott broom in annapolis where heavy rain is on the way and standing if the way is an old dam that state inspectors say is unsafe. >> this is one of the worst dams. i believe it's 270 feet from end to end. >> reporter: annapolis city spokesman phil mcgowan gave me a tour of the water works dam, suffering from eroding foundations and gaping cracks. but in the meantime, flood watches have gone up. >> we're taking a number of precautions. i think the first that we've lowered the level of the dam to 5.5 feet below the top. there is no imminent threat of a major break down. >> reporter: a failure of the 12-foot dam would release the reservoir down a small stream valley crossing route 450, about 4.5 miles from downtown -- annapolis. >>> and one man lost his life after an early morning fire in column because heights. flames ripped through the 5th floor of an eight story building. delia gonsalves tells us investigators say the fire was not an accident. >> reporter: the early morning fire that september more than 100 residents rushing
at and they said they were still in the house and we couldn't do anything. >>> i'm scott broom in prince george's county where prosecutors revealed in court today that dna is linked to the murder weapon used to kill trooper wesley brown in june. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brian june 11th outside of an applebys where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that yet. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. prosecutor glenn ivey says the death penalty has not been ruled out in the trooper brown murder. the suspect, cyril williams, is the man seen in security video being ejected from the restaurant by brown, according to investigators. william as allegedly returned with an acquaintance to the restaurant with a pistol and gun downed the moonlighting trooper outside. >>> i'm armando trull
. in ocean city, scott broom, 9news now. >>> and just a few minutes ago, a search and rescue team from maryland left for massachusetts. the 80-member crew will be helping out with hurricane relief up there. gary nurenberg was there when they headed out tonight. he is here now live. gary. >> reporter: derek, on maryland task force one, boy are these guys close. let me give you an idea how much it cost here. 80 members on this team. figure a rough overtime cost of $50 an hour. that is $4,000 an hour times 24 hours a day. $96,000 a day for this team to operate. and that is just payroll. these guys are well paid. they know what they're doing. each one of those 80 members receives 200 hours of training. use that $50 an hour overtime cost. taxpayer has $10 invested in each one of these experts. and they are experts. they have been through this before. ask them any question, they have an answer. for example. >>, fore get your american express card, what do you absolutely positively not want to leave home without? >> socks and underwear. most important things socks and underwear. usually after
through the early part of the storm. our live team coverage of the weather continues now with scott broom. he joins us from annapolis, maryland with a look at what is to the east of us. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning. you are looking at a live web cam out of the front dash of my car. i'm speaking to you hands free on my cell. this is route 450 west of annapolis. i don't need the satellite/radar to let you know it is pounding rain here east of the dc area. as howard as told us all morning. west street. this is route 450. the left lane is not usable because there is so much water in the gutters and it is pounding on us. there will be significant issues this morning. i have seen school buses out. people are getting up and doing the best they can to move forward with the day. they will get on the roads and see the water in this section of annapolis and on into prince george's county in bowie. i'm about to get on route 50. the ponding water on the roadway and the inability to use the right lane because of the amount of water that is in the gutter that is the big issue this morn
's apartment and that little boy did not survive. scott broome is live at the home on north hampton drive where this all looks like a tragic accident. scott. >> it does look like an accident. they haven't identified the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police inv
and then they will clear out in to saturday morning. in ocean city, though, earl whipped up dangerous surf. and scott broom is joining us live from the maryland resort town. the storm could have had an impact on the holiday week but looks okay, scott. >> reporter: it is a dramatic difference right now. the sun is out. the boardwalk is crowded with people. it is as if earl wasn't hanging around at all today. the peak of the storm was 1:00 this afternoon. about four hours ago, exactly at this spot. look at what it looked like. where there used to be beach, hurricane tossed ocean slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look to you out there? >> rough,. >> reporter: rough. very dangerous. >> reporter: here's the same spot on the beach 24 hours ago. today it is a potentially lethal place to billion precautions including locking the city's sea wall gates paid dividends. it was a lot of curiosity for visitors who decided to stick around to see what earl would bring. >> they called everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they will be swept away or something. >> they could be knocked down, s
and crime. baker said his slogan for governing will be to make a good county great. in upper marlboro, scott broom, 9 news now. >> the primary winners face to opposition and are virtually ensured of winning the november election. >>> robberrer lick defeated his g.o.p. opponent brian murphy. murphy said he supports roberter litsch. >> it does send a message that the people of maryland are ready for change in the other direction. alley in the november 2nd general election. >>> meanwhile in delaware, the tea party is celebrating a big upset in that state's u.s. senate race where tv commentator o'donnell upset mike castle in the republican primary. we we are going to take a closer look at the tea party elections tonight at 5:30. >>> now to breaking news out of prince george's county. right now we are keeping an eye on a police investigation in largo. we're told a 19-year-old man was shot in the 10,000 block of benington drive. investigators say she was shot in the chest. he was taken to the hospital and his condition is not yet known. we'll monitor the scene and bring you updates as soon as they
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of vigilance. reporting live, scott broome, 9news now. >> scott, thank you. >>> the board of supervisors is expected to issue a ruling tomorrow on whether or not to ban religious holiday displays. public will have its say tonight at a hearing at 1 harrison street in leesburg. last year, they denied a permit to put a christmas tree up on the courthouse grounds. >>> and we have an update on a scandal at a fire house. investigators now say no criminal charges to be filed against the members of the volunteer fire department. allegations of misconduct led to the misconduct of five of those firefighters. three others were put on administrative leave. no word on exactly what happened to prompt the investigation in all those resignations. >>> a plan to open an adult theme store in old town manassas is causing an uproar. plans are in place to have it open on ball street. local officials are opposed and a town hall meeting is set to talk about all this at 7:00 tonight at the manassas city hall's council chambers. >>> back to work today nearly one week after that gunman took three people hostage at
gusts at virginia beach. up the coast in ocean city and we will see scott broom coming ut at noon, 26, 25. those winds are dpoog to -- these winds are going to pick up. to 45 certainly possible along the immediate coast, but in washington, our wind speeds are only 6 miles per hour. so the impact here in the immediate metro and especially west, minimal if any at all. one thing we are seeing is the cloudiness from this and it will help knock temperatures down, around 94 for the high. as far ago earl's track, into the morning and afternoon, at 2:00, close to parallel with ocean city, as it is pull ago way. this is probably when we will see some of the worst weather as well between let's say 10:00 to 2:00 over at ocean city and as the storm pulls away, this is when we will see our winds lightning up along the beach and this afternoon, we will get into sunshine, might be late. tonight earl approaches martha vineyard still at category one. so they have hurricane warnings up there. then going to canada and nova scotia and a big change coming into the weekend. looking at today, 82 at 9:00 wi
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